The intense action at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly resumed on Friday with an important match for the Open de France. The Trophee Castel (8 goals) and the Open de France Feminin also hosted key games.
The Open de France, one of the most prestigious medium and high goal tournaments in Europe, revealed the remaining finalist (Marques de Riscal had already qualified) on Friday after Marquard Media defeated Sainte Mesme 9 goals to 8 at Chantilly. It was a very tight and even match, where the 8 goals scored by Clemente Zavaleta, Sainte Mesme’s playmaker, over 5 chukkas, were not enough to stop Tommy Rinderknecht’s team, who were very solid in defence.
ALL OPEN DE FRANCE MATCHES ARE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
MARQUARD MEDIA 9-8 SAINTE MESME
MARQUARD MEDIA: Nacho Kennedy 4 (2 goals), Jota Chavanne 5 (1), Martincito Aguerre 7 (6), Thomas Rinderknecht 0. Total: 16.
SAINTE MESME: Robert Strom 5, Birger Strom 0, Clemente Zavaleta 7 (8 goals), Gregorio Gelosi 4. Total: 16.
Umpires: Rafael Silva & Peter Wright.
Score Marquard Media: 3-0, 4-1, 6-4, 8-6, 9-8.
The first semifinal of Trophee Castel took place on Friday. Nine 8 goal teams are in competition. In the match, Land Rover qualified to the final after beating Cavok 6 goals to 2. Their rival will be known on Saturday, after Las Hermanitas face Mungo.
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ
Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly is also hosting the eighth edition of the Women’s French Open, which sees four 16 goal (ladies handicap) teams in competition.
Open de France Feminin – Results:
Maison Decale 6-5 Engel & Volkers
DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-5 Hyatt Regency Chantilly
Hyatt Regency Chantilly 8-1 Engel & Volkers
DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-3 Maison Decale
Maison Decale 4-6 Hyatt Regency Chantilly
Engel & Volkers 2-4 DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin
Hyatt Regency Chantilly and DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin will play for the title on Sunday, 11:30am. The final will be streamed live on Pololine TV.
DS AUTOMOBILE DS STORE SAINT-MAXIMIN: Margaux Perruchot 1, Lavinia Fabre 3, Charlotte Garaud 3, Lia Salvo 9. Total: 16.
HYATT REGENCY CHANTILLY: Tahnee Schroeder 3, Naomi Schroeder 3, Rebecca Walters 6, Kirsty McBride 4. Reservas: Alice Servaes 3. Total: 16.
Action at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly will resume as follows:
OPEN DE FRANCE (LIVE POLOLINE TV)
FINAL: Marquard Media vs Marques de Riscal
4:30pm, FINAL: Land Rover vs Las Hermanitas/Mungo
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ (LIVE POLOLINE TV)
11:30am, FINAL: DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-5 Hyatt Regency Chantilly